Heavenly Father, I ask for the spirit of wisdom and revelation that You are pleased to give generously to all Your children, who come to you seeking Your face with all their hearts. Strengthen me in the inner man, and give me the grace and vision to be a participant in the furthering of Your plans and purposes in my life and in my prayers. I know that in Your wisdom, You have purposed a time when Christ will complete all that You have purposed for humanity, and also that in Your grace You have given us the opportunity to become participants, in praying into Your will.
Lord, forgive me for so often praying with limited understanding about the many things that concern us in our world in general, and in my own individual life in particular. Give me a vision of Your plan for mankind, and make me a perceptive praying partner in seeking Your face. Give me an understanding heart and nurture in me the desire to plead Your cause, in these increasingly difficult days in which we are living.
Give me that central vision that has been in the heart of God, before the foundation of the world, where God in His wisdom decreed that all those who put their trust in Christ would become one with Him until Christ is all in all.
Give me an understanding heart and teach me how to pray into Your perfect will, to Your praise and glory. In Jesus' name,